Quentin Blake’s Hunchback cover makes $18,500

Illustrator Quentin Blake’s re-imagined cover to Victor Hugo’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame made  £13,750 ($18,343) in a charity auction last night.

That’s a big increase on the original valuation of £5,000 ($6,670).

Quentin Blake Hunchback

Quentin Blake is best known for his work with author Roald Dahl

The cover was one of several by well known artists to feature in Sotheby’s English Literature sale. The proceeds will go to the newly opened House of Illustration in London.

A new cover to PG Wodehouse’s My Main Jeeves by Raymond Petition (best known for his LP designs for American hardcore band Black Flag) made £5,000 ($6,670).

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